Ojai Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara
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Ojai Pinot Noir, Santa Barbara - 2022

Item # 16760 750mL

Ojai is a small winery based in Santa Barbara making high-quality, memorable wines. This single-vineyard Bien Nacido Pinot Noir is complex and extremely age-worthy.

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Adam Tolmach's sensibilities in terms of vineyard sites and management play a huge role in the final bottling of his wines. For example, the west to east mountain ranges encourage maritime influences in the vineyard that keep the vines cool and maintain acidity. The fact that he purchases fruit from growers and pays by the acre, not the pound, allows him to have higher quality control across the board for all his wines. What you get is a balanced, aromatic, and flavorful wine that, at 13% ABV, won't blow your doors off. Layers of fruit and spice mingle nicely, resulting in a soft yet bright wine that will age for years as well as offer up a great experience now with some decanting.

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Glossary

Pinot Noir

The Burgundy region of northeastern France is the historic home of the Pinot Noir grape, and is the source of the world’s greatest examples. Here one finds renditions of Pinot Noir that deliver power with finesse and grace, wines that have unimaginable depth of flavor, yet are perfectly balanced and ephemeral in the mouth - in short, wines that deliver all that Pinot Noir has to offer. Terroir, the concept that wines from a specific region have unique and identifiable traits, is intricately...

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California

California makes more wine than any other state in the United States. Not only does the state grow a variety of noble grape varieties like Pinot Noir, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, there are also plantings of lesser-known varieties such as Nebbiolo, Roussanne and Mourvèdre to name just a few.


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